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Course unit
INP9086959, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0522, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIULIO TIMELLI ING-IND/21

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/21 Metallurgy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 TIMELLI GIULIO (Presidente)
BONOLLO FRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRO PAOLO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Chemistry and metallurgy (or Material Science).
Metallurgical processes.
Target skills and knowledge: This course provides a broad overview of innovation in the metallurgical industry. This means cases and examples in terms of innovative materials, processes, applications of numerical models, criteria for the selection of materials and analysis of the life cycle of materials.
Some visits to innovative metallurgical plants are also scheduled in order to evaluate the impact of innovation on the product and the production process.
Examination methods: Oral examination.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be focused on the understanding of the topics, on the acquisition of concepts and proposed methodologies and on the ability to apply them in autonomous way.
Course unit contents: General introduction of the course. The concept of Innovation and Product Development. Historical evolution of materials: development of metallic materials.
Material and process selection: theory and application of the “Ashby method” for industrial components. Practice with the use of the Cambridge Engineering Selector software.
The impact of innovation in the iron and steel industries, in the blast furnaces and electric furnaces: the ULCOS project. From curved continuous casting up to horizontal continuous casting; twin-roll casting.
Innovative thin rolled metal products for automotive applications: High Strength Steels, Advanced High Strength Steels, Ultra High Strength Steels.
Tecniques for the production of ultrafined grain materials: High Pressure Torsion, Accumulative Roll-Bonding, Equal channel angular pressing, Asymmetric rolling).
Innovative processes in light alloy foundry: ablation casting, HQcast, SSR, SLC, RSF, MCcast, Squeeze casting, thixocasting, rheocasting, lost foam.
Numerical simulation of metallurgical processes (analytical and numerical methods, operative numerical simulation of iron and steel process, foundry processes and welding).
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): characteristics and methods for the production of metallic matrix and reinforcements, industrial processes for MMC production, technical and economical criteria for MMC selection.
Ductile alloys for safety & structural components, impurities and trace elements; the die life.
Visits at Industrial plants.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures; lectures at the industrial plants.
Additional notes about suggested reading: G.Timelli, Notes of Innovation in Metallurgical Production, AG Servizi, Vicenza, 2019.
Notes of the lectures.
Slides used during lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • M.F. Ashby, Materials selection in mechanical design. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • World Steel Association, Advanced high strength steel (AHSS) - Application guidelines. --, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • E.J. Vinarcik, High Integrity Die Casting Processes. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Timelli, Dispense di Innovation in Metallurgical Production. Vicenza: AG Servizi, 2018.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure